In this section you will find information about Waterloo’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.

To find out about Waterloo’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, please
visit the Waterloo Admissions website.

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General Admissions

Waterloo’s admission requirements are divided into different categories of learners that include secondary school and transfer students. Each category has different requirements and admission policies. Select the category that suits you best and then find the admission requirements specific to your category.

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Aboriginal Learner Policy

During the academic year, university recruiters travel throughout Ontario to visit Indigenous learners in many secondary schools and community organizations. These recruiters are part of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP), a collection of Indigenous recruiters from Ontario and Quebec colleges and universities. They will have the most up-to-date information about applying to your university as an Indigenous learner.

Read more about APSIP on their Facebook page.

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Alternative Admissions and Transition Programs

Open Doors is an event designed to give you an opportunity to learn more about support services and academic accommodations offered through AccessAbility Services before university classes begin. You will also meet other first-year Waterloo students, learn more about AccessAbility Services and reduce or remove barriers to achieving your academic and personal goals.

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Mature Learners

If you haven’t attended a secondary school or college full time for at least 2 years, you might be considered a mature learner. Check out Waterloo’s mature learner policy to find out how you can transition to university as a mature learner.

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Transfer Policies

If you are interested in transferring to Waterloo from another university or college, Waterloo’s website gives you helpful information on its transfer policies and supports. You can also check out your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information on credit transfers in Ontario.

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